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I recently bought a new 1894c and I get it home mount my scope and laser dedignator ( for hog hunting at night ) get a box of shells and head outside to sight it in. When I tried to cycle the first shell it wouldn't chamber. After double clutching and messing with the shell I get the carrier to lift it and it loads. It does the same one the next round. I had to unload it by turning the gun on its side to dump the shell and then close the lever and let another shell in and dump it until the gun was empty. I figured out that if I loaded 1 shell at a time then it would chamber fine but even with just two shells in the mag tube the carrier wouldn't lift it. I thought maybe the spring was to tight so I loaded the mag tube full again and decided ro let it sit untill monday because this was saturday and I knew I couldn't talk to marlin until monday. If it got a little better then I would take a coil out of the spring. Well it didn't so I call marlin and explain and he says send it in to be fixed so I ask if they are paying shipping because I had the gun less than 48 hours and he was kind of a jerk anyway but he says that's not there policy. I explained to him what I thought about there policy and got the info on where to send it. I have had friends tell me they have purchased guns with other problems, so I'm wondering if quality and the marlin name no longer fit or is it just me.

Oh, by the way I own 5 other marlin that I bought and one that was my fathers that never had a problem
 

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I read the sticky before posting and although my would extract great once I got a shell loaded (usually by turning the gun on its left side so the shell would fall in the correct spot and closing the lever ) I tried it and it wouldn't help mine. Mine seem to push the next shell in the mag tube over the edge of the carrier and wouldn't let it lift the shell to load. I also read the post about the bent screw in the mag tube and still nothing. My post was more general as in regards to quality in general of the later modles. Guess I will start looking for older guns that have been in some collection.
 

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It seems like they would run a tube of dummy loads thru at the factory before shipping a rifle out, how expensive could that be compared to ticked off customers ? How would they like to buy a new car and it broke down 1/2 a block from the dealer, but the dealer had to send it back to Detroit for warranty work !
 

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I took my new 1894css out of the box and immediately called marlin/remington, it was that bad. Marlin was nice on the phone and paid for my shipping back. Sorry you had bad luck. It's there right now. If it turns out fine, I'm going to blame a total lack of quality control. If it's still garbage I'm going to blame all of remington for being inept and cerberus for ruining them. I'm hoping for the former. Remington still has a few nice designs. But yes, Remington needs to get their act together fast or bad word of mouth is going to really start hurting them.
 
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